The Little Epicurean

Dec 01 2016

Peppermint Bark Rolls

Peppermint Bark Rolls: soft bread rolls filled with cocoa-sugar and Peppermint Bark, glazed with cream cheese frosting, and topped with chopped Peppermint Bark!

Peppermint Bark Rolls

It happened one weekend during winter break in high school. I was browsing through Williams-Sonoma wandering through all the baking gadgets when I was handed a sample of Peppermint Bark. One taste and I fell in love. Fast forward some 15 years later and every holiday season I need my box of minty chocolate cheer.

When Williams-Sonoma and TheFeedFeed asked me to create a recipe featuring my love (Peppermint Bark), I knew exactly what to make: Peppermint Bark Rolls. #BarkYeah! They’re like cinnamon rolls, but better. No cinnamon. All chocolate.

Peppermint Bark Rolls

This recipe starts off like my favorite confetti cinnamon rolls. The dough is a straight forward yeasted mixture. However, during the final stages of mixing, half a cup of chopped Peppermint Bark is kneaded into the dough. Can you see the little specks of peppermint and chocolate studded throughout the soft, fluffy dough?!

Nov 29 2016

Spiced Whiskey Cobbler Cocktail

Spiced Whiskey Cobbler Cocktail

Spiced Whiskey Cobbler: wintertime cocktail made with spiced whiskey, spiced simple syrup, and muddled orange.  Can we talk about Gilmore Girls? Once all the turkey, stuffing, and desserts from our Thanksgiving feast was enjoyed, I spent the rest of the holiday weekend on the couch watching the four new episodes. Immediately, after the last scene...

Nov 22 2016

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies: all the familiar autumn flavors of pumpkin pie in a convenient handheld dessert!  Pumpkin pie is a staple at any Thanksgiving feast. But what if you’re married to someone that doesn’t like pumpkin pie?! (Blasphemy! I know.) Solution: you recreate the flavors of pumpkin pie in a different form of dessert. Meaning,...

Nov 17 2016

Christmas Cards + Tiny Prints Giveaway

Tiny Prints Holiday Cards The Little Epicurean

In this digital age where people text message and email instead of making telephone calls and sending hand written letters, I love the holidays because it’s the one time of year I actually receive snail mail from friends and family. For me, it’s such a treat opening up Christmas cards and seeing photos of...

Nov 15 2016

Spiced Hot Toddy

Spiced Hot Toddy

Spiced Hot Toddy: a soothing concoction of orange spiced tea, honey, lemon, and whiskey.  Coming back from a vacation is always tough. Especially, when that vacation is your honeymoon. Yes, it’s true! After 7 years of dating and 16 months of wedding planning, Alex and I are finally married! (Here’s a photo of the...

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